Mortal Engines featurette takes you inside a stunning fantasy world

Roving cities go to war in a new featurette for Peter Jackson’s Mortal Engines

A new featurette has arrived for the Peter Jackson-penned fantasy epic Mortal Engines and it’s pretty damn eye-catching.

“Thousands of years after civilisation was destroyed by a cataclysmic event, humankind has adapted and a new way of living has evolved.  Gigantic moving cities now roam the Earth, ruthlessly preying upon smaller traction towns.  Tom Natsworthy (Robert Sheehan)—who hails from a Lower Tier of the great traction city of London—finds himself fighting for his own survival after he encounters the dangerous fugitive Hester Shaw (Hera Hilmar).  Two opposites, whose paths should never have crossed, forge an unlikely alliance that is destined to change the course of the future.”

The film is the directorial debut of long-time Jackson collaborator Christian Rivers, and also stars Hugo Weaving, Jihae, Patrick Malahide, Ronan Raftery, Leila George and Stephen Lang. Jackson wrote the screenplay with Philippa Boyens and Fran Walsh, based on the book by Philip Reeve.

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